Wednesday, April 25th from 6:45-8:00 pm, The Lawrenceville School will host the next installation of The Other Box Project on the topic “The Power of Youth Movements: From Birmingham to Parkland.” The program will consider the role of students’ identity in their activism and the changing nature of student struggle from the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter to the Women’s March to the #MarchForOurLives. Special guests are Civil and Human Rights Attorney Raymond Brown, who was one of the student leaders of the Columbia University Uprising of 1968, and Dr. Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Princeton University. RSVP is required; click here.
The Other Box Project is a series of public conversations and museum installation curated by WNYC’s Jami Floyd. The “Other Box” refers to the dilemma multiracial Americans face every time they fill out an insurance form, take a standardized test or participate in the U.S. Census. Until the year 2000, they were required to check just one box — to choose between the heritage of their biological mothers and fathers. “There was no box for us. We were, ‘Other.'”